These maple pecan bites are dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and egg-free. They are smooth, creamy, and add just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy any craving. They make a great holiday or valentines gift and never go out of season. You can double or triple the batch and freeze them ahead of time for sudden cravings. Enjoy!
6 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
3 tablespoons dairy-free vanilla creamer**
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup salted pecans, chopped
** If you don’t have dairy-free creamer, use 3 tablespoons of your favorite dairy-free milk + 1/2 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla extract.
For the chocolate coating-
1 cup (8 oz.) gluten-free dairy-free dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Optional Ingredients: course ground sea salt
In a medium mixing bowl, mix 6 tablespoons coconut oil, vanilla creamer, and maple syrup. Stir in the almond flour until all the ingredients are combined. Fold in the pecans. Refrigerate the dough for 30-60 minutes or until firm. Once chilled, roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer while you prepare your chocolate coating.
In a microwave safe dish, melt chocolate and coconut oil, approximately 1 minute. Dip maple pecan balls in chocolate and turn to coat. Place back onto the parchment paper and cover any areas where your fingers touched with chocolate. Repeat until all balls are coated. If desired, sprinkle the tops with sea salt. Refrigerate until firm. Keeps best in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!